Virginia Bill to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Amended and Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Senate

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
 

 
Virginia Bill to Exempt Some Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Amended and Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Senate

Senate legislation (S.B. 702) to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment was approved with an amendment by the Senate Transportation Committee.  The measure now moves to the Senate floor for a vote by all members.  Under the amendment, the bill would apply only to antique vehicles manufactured prior to 1950 containing engines comparable to that designed as standard factory equipment for use on that vehicle

Please Contact Members of the Virginia Senate (List Below) to Request Support for S.B. 702

  • While the amended S.B. 702 is a heavily diluted version of the original bill, it is still an incremental improvement over current law.
     
  • For certain 1950 model year and older vehicles, S.B. 702 remedies the enforcement policy currently used by police officers in which nearly all exhaust systems not of a type installed as standard factory equipment are considered illegal.
     
  • S.B. 702 recognizes that factory replacement parts or comparables are not always readily available for antique motor vehicles manufactured prior to 1950.

Please contact members of Virginia Senate by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 702.    

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

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